MLB DFS players will have a star-studded list of pitchers to choose from on Monday, July 15 with Clayton Kershaw, Luis Castillo, Blake Snell and Lucas Giolito all scheduled to take the hill. They’re among the highest-priced options for MLB DFS tournaments such as the $125K Monday MLB Rally on FanDuel and the $250K Extra Inning, and making the right call on the mound, along with finding the top value hitters, will be the key to cashing in on Monday. Before studying big-time matchups such as Yankees vs. Rays, Braves vs. Brewers and Astros vs. Angels and making any MLB DFS picks of your own, first be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings and his optimal MLB DFS lineups, advice and player pool can help you crush your selections for Monday’s loaded day of action.
When it comes to MLB, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure’s proprietary projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
He got off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x in the first half of the season. He’s also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments in mid-June, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers on the last Friday before the All-Star break.
Then on Sunday, he rostered Rays second baseman Michael Brosseau at just $2,800 on FanDuel. The result: Brosseau went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs — returning over 25 points and 9x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now McClure has set his sights on Monday’s MLB DFS slates.
One of the top MLB DFS picks for Monday that McClure is targeting is Rockies outfielder David Dahl at $4,200 on FanDuel and $4,900 on DraftKings. Dahl comes at a cheaper price than teammates such as Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, but he has the potential to return similar, if not better, results in a matchup against the Giants at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Dahl enters this week ranked eighth in the National League in batting average (.309), and he’s coming off a strong weekend series against the Reds where he recorded four hits, three RBIs and five runs scored. He also has a home run and a .667 slugging percentage against Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez, so you can confidently lock in Dahl at a great price for this matchup.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Monday includes rostering Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado ($2,700 on FanDuel, $4,000 on DraftKings), who will look to exploit a favorable matchup against struggling Tigers starter Daniel Norris, who has given up 14 earned runs over his last three starts. Value picks such as these will leave you plenty of salary cap room to load your roster up with big names.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for tournament-winning numbers on Monday. The stars are aligning for him to return huge value and he comes at a price that won’t break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Monday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.